ORIGINAL PRINT - Limited Edition of 12 Crafted Prints (Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm with pigment ink) This fine art print meets museum longevity requirements and is carefully hand crafted. Prior to dispatch the print is hand signed and individually numbered. A certificate of authenticity is supplied.
Print Size | 16” x 8.5 ”
Street scene with my guide who showed me around the old city for over an hour in incredible heat after just arriving from an English winter. After he learned I had only 5 euro in my pocket he insisted I return to the road I was staying at only to find I couldn’t remember where it was as everywhere was in Arabic and I was lost !
Marrakesh (/məˈrækɛʃ/ or /ˌmærəˈkɛʃ/; Arabic: مراكش Murrākuš; Berber languages: ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ Meṛṛakec), also known by the French spelling Marrakech, is a major city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country, after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. It is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is situated 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco's four former imperial cities. The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the "Red City" or "Ochre City". Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and the image of the city is closely associated with its souks. "A honeycomb of intricately connected alleyways, this fundamental section of the old city is a micro-medina in itself, comprising a dizzying number of stalls and shops that range from kiosks no bigger than an elf's wardrobe to scruffy store-fronts that morph into glittering Aladdin's Caves once you're inside.”
Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm is a brilliant white high gloss paper that sets the bench mark for high colour depth, large colour gamut and image definition. This paper gives the 'wow' factor particularly to black and white prints with an extremely high d-max and the finest grey tones. It is a unique experience to touch and feel this genuine art paper. Using barium sulphate in the premium inkjet coating ensures the typical gloss that makes this paper a genuine digital replacement for traditional baryta papers.
This fine art print will meet museum longevity requirements and has a unique extra contrasty surface with a sensual feel. The print has a total of twelve different inks, ensuring that even the minutest details are visible, and the colours appear freshly printed even after 100 years. This art paper base offers a unique "touch and feel" experience - the Hahnemuhle typical 4th dimension.
It is the artist's preference to use traditional negative film and mechanical cameras. The film is hand developed and scanned by the artist, prior to creating the art work.
Photographic based artist Jonathan Talks produces original artwork from his Nottingham studio.
Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm with pigment ink